All Railway Gazette International articles in August 2020

All articles published this month.

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    Mersin Metro

    Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi

  • Organisations

    Qingyuan Maglev

    Single maglev line under construction. An initial phase linking Yinzhan to the Changlong theme park is under construction for opening due in December 2020. The 8·1 km line will serve two intermediate stops. At Yinzhan interchange will be provided with the 200 km/h Guangzhou–Qingyuan intercity railway (Guangqing line), due ...

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    Trinity Railway Express information systems to be replaced


    USA: The Dallas Area Rapid Transit board has approved a contract for MacKenzie Laboratories to replace the automated information system on the Trinity Railway Express commuter rail fleet which operates between Dallas and Fort Worth. MacKenzie Laboratories will replace the public address and intercom systems, as ...

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    Azerbaijan modernises north–south and east–west corridors


    AZERBAIJAN: National railway ADY has begun work to rebuild a disused railway which would allow north–south trains to bypass the Baku conurbation. During August it also converted the electrification on the 499 km east-west corridor from Baku to Böyük Kəsik on the Georgian border from 3 ...

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    Urban news

    Sydney Metro West tunnelling shortlist


    AUSTRALIA: The government of New South Wales has shortlisted three consortia for the first two major tunnelling packages of the Sydney Metro West project, which will link Parramatta with the central business district. They are: John Holland, CPB Contractors and Ghella Australia (JHCPBG JV); ...

  • On August 28 TMH’s Novocherkassk factory handed over five 3ES5K three-section 25 kV AC electric freight locos which Uzbekistan Railways ordered in May

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market

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    Rail Business UK

    Great Western Railway takes delivery of trimode electro-diesel multiple-unit


    UK: Great Western Railway has taken delivery of the first of 19 Class 769 Flex multiple-units equipped to operate using 750 V DC third rail, 25 kV 50 Hz overhead or diesel power. The Class 769 has been developed from Class 319 dual-system EMUs formerly used ...

  • UWC articulated tank car for light oil products

    Articulated light oil tank wagon certified


    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has obtained operating certification for its Type 15-629 six-axle articulated tank car for carrying light oil products. It runs on 25 tonne axleload bogies and is designed to make the most efficient use of capacity when transporting light oil products with a ...

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    Wasp’s waist bridge replaced


    SWEDEN: Infrastructure manager Trafikverket has completed the latest stage in the ongoing programme to modernise the 2 km corridor through central Stockholm. Known as the ‘wasp’s waist’, this is the busiest section of the national rail network. The latest works saw the 250 m bridge over ...

  • Amtrak train (Photo: Joseph Calisi)

    PTC deployed on all Amtrak-owned routes


    USA: Amtrak has announced that Positive Train Control has now been implemented on all 1 440 route-km of line that it owns or controls, following the final installation that covered less than 2 km of low-speed track in Chicago. All 550 Amtrak-owned locomotives are also fully equipped ...

  • A prototype battery-powered carbon fibre and metal Very Light Rail vehicle is under construction at NP Aerospace’s plant at Foleshill in Coventry.
    Urban news

    Very Light Rail vehicle prototype under construction


    UK: A prototype battery-powered carbon fibre and metal Very Light Rail vehicle is under construction at NP Aerospace’s plant at Foleshill in Coventry. The VLR project to develop low-cost technologies which would make light rail a viable option for medium sized cities is being managed by ...

  • National Railway Equipment loco (Photo: David Lustig)

    National Railway Equipment announces consolidation plan


    USA: New and remanufactured locomotive supplier National Railway Equipment has announced a consolidation plan, which Executive Committee Leader Pat Frangella, said would ‘significantly streamline our operations, while maintaining all of our service offerings for our customers around the globe’. Over the next few months NRE’s operations ...

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    Wagons to support CFL Multimodal network expansion


    LUXEMBOURG: CFL Multimodal subsidiary CFL Intermodal has expanded its fleet with an order for 50 Tatravagónka T3000 double pocket wagons for transporting semi-trailers. The wagons are equipped with tracking sensors to enable the operator’s customers to be provided with real-time location data. ...

  • gb-Hiatchi ABB Power Grids pcs-6000-rail-sfc

    Batteries to feed overhead electrification in ‘first of a kind’ trial


    UK: Hitachi ABB Power Grids has announced a partnership with battery technology specialist Zenobē Energy to supply equipment to convert power from batteries to energise 25 kV 50 Hz overhead power supplies. According to the two companies, this will be the first time that batteries will ...

  • Susanna Karawanskij, State Secretary at the Thüringen Ministry of Infrastructure, hands over the Land's notification of funding for the order
    Urban news

    Jena orders Stadler trams


    GERMANY: Jena’s municipal transport operator Jenaer Nahverkehr has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 24 trams and maintain them for 24 years, with an option for up to 19 more vehicles and a further eight years of maintenance. Susanna Karawanskij, State Secretary at the Thüringen Ministry ...

  • Uralvagonzavod factory

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Rail Business UK

    Siemens Mobility to resignal Core Valley Lines


    UK: Transport for Wales has awarded Siemens Mobility Ltd a three-year contract for the renewal and replacement of lineside signalling equipment and the creation of an integrated control centre as part of the Core Valley Lines Transformation programme. This includes 50 new signals, over 300 axle ...

  • gb Transport for Wales Class 170 DMU
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


    This week’s round-up of news from the UK rail industry

  • State-owned leasing company GTLK was the sole bidder for a contract to supply 29 trams to the Ulyanovsk Region State Procurement Agency.
    Urban news

    Tram leasing deal signed


    RUSSIA: State-owned leasing company GTLK was the sole bidder for a contract to supply 29 trams to the Ulyanovsk Region State Procurement Agency. The 1·36bn rouble 10-year leasing deal signed on August 22 covers a fleet of PK TS Type 71-911EM Lionet single-ended four-axle 100% low-floor ...

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    ‘Two-pronged’ locomotive brake maintenance contract awarded


    FINLAND: The national railway group’s rolling stock maintenance company VR FleetCare has awarded Knorr-Bremse RailServices a contract to maintain the brake control and wheel slide protection equipment on 46 Sr2 electric locomotives until 2028. The mixed-traffic locos have been in service since the mid-1990s. They are ...